The musings of an IT Consultant:

December, 2013


December 31, 2013  10:11 PM

Where’s my Android?



Posted by: Raj Perumal
IT consultant

Hi folks! Great news from Google!

Google nows has an app called Android Device Manager so you can find your lost Android smartphone, remote lock it, or wipe it! It's about time this came by and I am happy to finally see it.

Other programs have long existed for Android that do this,...

December 31, 2013  10:03 PM

Cisco concerned over NSA



Posted by: Raj Perumal
IT consultant

Hi folks! So Cisco is concerned about the NSA. Isn't everyone? Some of the things in the news about the NSA has everyone concerned and now Cisco joins Apple in the group of companies concerned about what the NSA is doing. Apparently the NSA has backdoored numerous devices in the industry and...


December 31, 2013  9:46 PM

Apple and the NSA



Posted by: Raj Perumal
IT consultant

Hi folks! Apple and the NSA have recently found them in the spotlight, and not in a good way. Apparently there are claims that the NSA has the capability of compromising older iPhones with a 100% success rate. Apple has gone on record categorically denying these claims and they have said that...


December 31, 2013  9:40 PM

HP cutting more jobs



Posted by: Raj Perumal
IT consultant

Hi folks! So once again HP finds itself in the news regarding jobs. HP has announced that they will be cutting 5000 more jobs on top of the 29000 jobs they've already cut. My heart goes out to all those employees that have been hit by this so close to the holiday season. Hopefully HP will be...


December 30, 2013  9:46 PM

Sony may be making a Windows Phone



Posted by: Raj Perumal
IT consultant

Hi folks! So Sony may be deciding to venture forth down the Windows Phone path. According to rumors, Sony may be getting ready to build a Windows Phone for 2014. Windows Phone could stand to benefit from Sony's involvement and it would be interesting to see how that would affect adoption rates...


December 29, 2013  9:49 PM

Nimble Storage Stock Rises after IPO



Posted by: Raj Perumal
IT consultant

Hi folks! So if you haven't heard of Nimble Storage, i suggest you look into them further. Nimble Storage builds flash based SAN storage that works using the iSCSI protocol. Nimble's approach is unique in that it uses a single tier but uses flash to accelerate everything. Through this Nimble is...


December 28, 2013  9:51 PM

Google in your new car



Posted by: Raj Perumal
IT consultant

Hi folks! So as if we didn't have enough gadgets in our cars already. Google and Audi are going to be doing some neat things together with Android. This would be a huge selling feature for Audi vehicles! Imagine, email, web, etc. all at your Android fingertips in your luxury car! You can read...


December 27, 2013  9:53 PM

SolarWinds ups the Ante with higher performing NTA



Posted by: Raj Perumal
IT consultant

Hi folks! As you know I love the SolarWinds line of products. I think they are easily some of the best products for network monitoring on the market. The SolarWinds Orion NPM (Network Performance Monitor) and NTA (Netflow Traffic Analyzer) products are key tools in an IT administrators...


December 26, 2013  9:55 PM

BlackBerry going back to it’s roots



Posted by: Raj Perumal
IT consultant

Hi folks! So BlackBerry is back in the news again, but in a good way! Ever since Thorsten Heins was ejected and the new CEO took over, I think we may be able to see a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel. The new CEO has announced that BlackBerry will focus on the enterprise and BBM which...


December 18, 2013  9:41 PM

MTS announces new Data Centre



Posted by: Raj Perumal
IT consultant

Hi folks! More good news from MTS and EPIC Information Solutions in the province of Manitoba. MTS has announced that they are building a world class data centre in Winnipeg. It will be a $50 million dollar, 70,000 sq. foot multi-tenant data centre. EPIC Information Solutions which was...


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